TITLE

Familial Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie): A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Morowati, Saeid; Yasini, Mobin; Ranjbar, Reza; Peivandi, Ali Asghar; Ghadami, Mohsen
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Acta Medica Iranica;2010, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is a congenital anomaly with a prevalence of 4-5% and characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum. For unknown reasons the abnormality seems to be more common inmales. The pathogenesis of ankyloglossia is not known. The authors report a family with isolated ankyloglossia inherited as an autosomal dominant or recessive trait. The identification of the defectivegene(s) in these patients might reveal novel information on the pathogenesis of this disorder.
ACCESSION #
52527761

 

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